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  • Computer Program Passes Turing Test for First Time

    Computer Program Passes Turing Test for First Time

    The Turing test is an assessment of a computer program’s ability to imitate the intelligence of a human being in a text-based chat. It was established way back in 1950, but no computer has ever cracked it, until now. The actual mechanics of the Turing test are (as you might imagine) fairly complicated, but the […]

  • Sir Mix-a-Lot Goes Orchestral (Video)

    Sir Mix-a-Lot Goes Orchestral (Video)

    Sir Mix-a-Lot will always be known for his 1992 hit “Baby Got Back,” but he’s shown a real acumen for squeezing a lot of expression out of that one song. The latest example is a collaboration with the Seattle Symphony and composer Gabriel Prokofiev. Prokofiev arranged the orchestral version of “Baby Got Back” as part […]

  • 9 High-End Items for Hardcore ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans

    9 High-End Items for Hardcore ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans

    The HBO series Game of Thrones has been gaining and gaining in popularity to the point of almost being at Breaking Bad levels. And unlike Breaking Bad, the accoutrements of the Game of Thrones universe can be a little pricier than yellow jumpsuits, gas masks, or box cutters. So, the high-end collectible market for items related to […]

  • Edo Competition Tunes Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG (Photos)

    Edo Competition Tunes Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG (Photos)

    Tuning firm Edo Competition has turned its sights on the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG, which takes an already impressive piece of automotive engineering and kicks it up to the next gear in their own signature way. After the people at Edo Competition were finished with the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG, it had the power of 100 additional […]

  • Hall of Fame Summer 2014 Lookbook

    Hall of Fame Summer 2014 Lookbook

    The summer 2014 collection from Hall of Fame is here, and to showcase it the brand has enlisted the help of pro boxer Zachary “Kid Yamaka” Wohlman to appear in their summer 2014 lookbook wearing a variety of their athletic themed pieces. The Hall of Fame summer 2014 lookbook was shot during Wohlman’s training sessions […]

  • 9 Ridiculously Elaborate Pools of the Rich and Famous

    9 Ridiculously Elaborate Pools of the Rich and Famous

    For some, the very idea of a private swimming pool is a ridiculous expense. But for the top strata of the rich and/or famous, you’ve got to do better than that if you don’t want to be the laughingstock of your neighborhood. Ergo we have a constant game of sub-verbal swimming pool one-upsmanship. So take […]

  • Moschino Melted Ice Cream iPhone Case by Jeremy Scott

    Moschino Melted Ice Cream iPhone Case by Jeremy Scott

    Designer Jeremy Scott is in the thick of a stint with luxury brand Moschino. His latest design for the brand is an iPhone case that looks like a melting chocolate ice cream novelty, complete with wooden stick. It’s hard to imagine anyone actually using an iPhone case that looks like a melting chocolate ice cream, […]

  • TIK: “The World’s Leanest Keychain”

    TIK: “The World’s Leanest Keychain”

    If you stop and think about it, keychains are kind of a pain. We’re just used to dealing with them because we think there’s no better way to hold all of our keys. Daniel Farkas thinks differently, and is trying to get his TIK keychain off the ground via Kickstarter. TIK is billed as “the […]

  • Mirth Legal Beverages: Cannabis Drinks

    Mirth Legal Beverages: Cannabis Drinks

    Now that marijuana is on its way to becoming legal all over the country, we’re starting to see products that make it palatable to everybody. This might mean that marijuana won’t be cool anymore in a decade or so, but that doesn’t mean that Mirth Legal beverages won’t pique your curiosity at least a little. […]

  • Sony SmartBand (Pics and Video)

    Sony SmartBand (Pics and Video)

      It’s very clear by now that the next generation of smart technology will include a strong emphasis on physical fitness. Now Sony is getting into this fitness racket with the SmartBand, a fitness tracker designed to work with Sony and other Android mobile devices. The Sony SmartBand offers the usual fitness-tracking features, as well […]